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Rumi – One Whisper of the Beloved

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Ode 442 translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise: The Mystical Poetry of Rumi

~ dedicated to dear friend Phillip, in Rumi’s love ~

(photos and videos filmed by me)

“In truth, everyone is a shadow of the Beloved (or offshoot/branches of the Divine)
Our seeking is His seeking
Our words are His words”
~ Rumi

God’s Promises Fulfilled

I thought this preterist rap song is cool.

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A poem turned to a rap song – written by T.L. Mayle. Music by AlphaMelee.(Lyrics can be found at http://preterism.tripod.com/id2.html)

Luke 21:20-22 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city; because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled.”

© T. L. Mayle

When they proposed the earth revolved around the sun,
And the earth wasn’t flat, and that Jesus had come,
It was common belief that those notions were false
And to prove them true, there is always a cost.

When I set out to prove preterism was wrong,
I came to believe it, and it didn’t take long.
I came across truth, that for years I had missed.
If you honestly want to know, don’t forget this:

If you study the culture, and history too,
If you see the Old as a shadow of the New,
When you look at the typology of the High Priest,
And the forty year Exodus, at the very least,

If you learn the figurative language they all knew,
Stop letting traditions speak louder than truth,
As you perceive passages in covenant light,
And audience relevance takes you out of the fight,

If you let the time statements speak for themselves
And remember the Bible interprets Itself,
If you take out your presuppositions of when,
All the Scriptures you thought were obscure now make sense.

Daniel was given prophecy for a time not near,
And its fulfillment took six hundred years.
When Revelation was written, Jesus stood ‘at the door.’
Can the time be ‘at hand’ two millennia or more?

The law wouldn’t pass until all was fulfilled,
And no more unblemished lambs are killed.
If He hasn’t returned, then we’re still under law
And the strength of the sting of death isn’t stalled.

The Gospel was preached to the whole world at that time,
They wouldn’t finish going through the cities in Palestine.
Jesus said John the Baptist was ‘Elijah to come’
And foretold that John would remain till it’s done

When Jesus said ‘Some standing here wouldn’t die,’
Is ‘this generation’ every one that goes by?
And ‘coming on clouds’ was a figure of speech
That meant judgment, and those who had pierced Him did see.

Do you think that the ones standing there were mistaken?
For thinking He was coming in their generation?
Or do you think we’re the ones who are misinformed?
Let me ask, do you want to know truth, or conform?

Is it not strange – most adopt the mindset
That now is the time of ‘already, but not yet’
It’s the only way that they can explain
Because they don’t understand the nature of the last things.

What’s the nature of the new heavens and new earth?
Perhaps we should see what the old ones were first.
If you understand the nature, you’ll understand the time
I know it’s a shift of the old paradigm.

It’s like telling the Jews who still await their King
That they’ve missed all the wonderful things God did bring.
Like them, we want something that we can observe,
A visible king on a throne, on the earth.

Remember His Kingdom is not seen with these eyes,
Nor is Living Water that’s been realized.
Perhaps you’ve been drinking with God, Face to face.
There’s so much more to discover, in this age of grace!

Eternity’s Jar

In the house of lovers the walls are made of songs,
the floor dances and the music never stops.
~Rumi

 

Deepak Chopra & Demi Moore – Rumi – Desire

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Deepak Chopra & Demi Moore

I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty,
and wish to see you with a hundred eyes….
I am in the house of mercy,
and my heart is a place of prayer.

…..

Yoga Goddess:

This is the most sensual, heart and soul opening and utterly beautiful recitation of three of Rumi’s poems by Deepak Chopra and Demi Moore. It’s worth listening to them on the album “Buddha Bar II Dinner” – the track is called “Desire – A lover’s passion”.

“A lover knows only humility, he has no choice. He steals into your alley at night, he has no choice. He longs to kiss every lock of your hair, don’t fret, he has no choice. In his frenzied love for you, he longs to break the chains of his imprisonment, he has no choice.

A lover asked his beloved: Do you love yourself more than you love me? Beloved replied: I have died to myself and I live for you. I’ve disappeared from myself and my attributes, I am present only for you. I’ve forgotten all my learnings, but from knowing you I’ve become a scholar. I’ve lost all my strength, but from your power I am able. If I love myself…I love you. If I love you…I love myself.

I am your lover, come to my side, I will open the gate to your love. Come settle with me, let us be neighbours to the stars. You have been hiding so long, endlessly drifting in the sea of my love. Even so, you have always been connected to me. Concealed, revealed, in the unknown, in the un-manifest. I am life itself. You have been a prisoner of a little pond, I am the ocean and its turbulent flood. Come merge with me, leave this world of ignorance. Be with me, I will open the gate to your love.

I desire you more than food or drink. My body, my senses, my mind hunger for your taste. I can sense your presence in my heart although you belong to all the world. I wait with silent passion for one gesture one glance from you.” ~Rumi~

‘The Call of the Reed’ (flute) – Duet for piano and violin

According to the composer Gene Emerson, the music is based on Rumi’s poem “The call of the reed”, which expresses a profound message of free spirited devotion, love, passion and peace for humanity. It signifies lofty and beautiful ideals. I think that’s an ideal music for dwelling in higher consciousness of love and peace too – it evoked a sense of awe and serenity in me as I was listening to it just now and thinking of my beloved sweetheart.

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Dearest friends, subscribers and supporters,
I want to take this opportunity to send you my new composition “The Call of the Reed ” as a New Year present.

Warmest Seasons greetings from Vancouver, Canada

Gene

‘The Call of the Reed’ (flute) is my new original composition and arrangements for piano violin duet. It was composed in Nov 2011. The violin is played by wonderful viola/violin player and teacher Reg Quiring. ‘The Call of the Reed’ Is a poem by Rumi, the great 13th century Persian poet. It has deeply moved and inspired me to name my composition after this absolutely magnificent poem. Rumi is one of my most favorite poets in the world. By ‘The Call of the Reed’, Rumi expresses a profound message of free spirited devotion, love, passion and peace for humanity. It signify’s lofty and beautiful ideals. I would like to dedicate this piece to all my dear friends, subscribers and supporters as a gesture of gratitude for their great encouragements and support.

With all my love,

Gene

The Call of the Reed
* (flute) Copyright Protected. All Right Reserved
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Listen to the call of the Reed,
It talks of separation!
Ever since they cut me from the reed bed,
listening to my wailing songs,
man and woman,
sobbed bitterly.
I searched for the tormented heart
that knows of separation,
to share my painful tale.
Whoever has left his roots,
will come back one day to seek the roots!
I joined every crowd
singing my sad songs
and became one,
with the happy and the sad.
Each thought, he is my friend
 yet,
no one searched my inner secrets.
My secrets, my wailings are connected,
but you need eyes and ears to know.
Body is not separated from the soul
but he sees only the body and not the soul.
My wailing song is the fire
whoever doesn’t have this fire, is not alive

!
It is the fire of love,
that goes through the reed.
It is the power of love,
that makes the wine.
If days are gone,
let it be,
there is no fear,
you are here,
oh beloved, the purest of all.
Oh my child,
threw away your chains.
be free!
how long you want to be slave of gold and silver?
Whoever has fallen in love with the beloved
is free from all faults and greeds.
Oh my beloved my sweet dream,
be joyous !
You are the healer of all our pain.

Rumi

* The new approach in translation of Rumi’s poetry from the original Persian text of 800 years old, is done in such a way as not to sacrifice, change or modify the true meaning and the real message that Rumi wanted to deliver. Another words, in translation, substance rather than the form has been given priority. The translator’s aim is to diligently safeguard the authenticity and originality of Persian text and Rumi’s thoughts and spirit.
“Burning Heart” (Mahrough)

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